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Suprapubic Aspiration


During suprapubic aspiration, a needle is inserted through the skin into the bladder to withdraw a urine sample. Local anesthesia may first be used to numb the area.

This method may be used to obtain a urine sample from a young child or infant to confirm or rule out the possibility of a urinary tract infection.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Specialist Medical ReviewerAvery L. Seifert, MD - Urology
Last RevisedFebruary 27, 2013

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